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Former VA Gov. George "Macaca" Allen Wants Back in the Game
IN THE SIX YEARS since he effectively ended his Senate career with the most famous viral video in political history, George "Macaca" Allen has learned one very important lesson: If you can't watch what you say, watch whom you say it to. Mother Jones
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Allstate Announces Plans to Grow Florida Agency Force
Allstate's Florida Region announced plans today to expand its footprint across the state of Florida, mostly concentrated in North and Central Florida. The company hopes to add dozens of new agencies and the total growth plan will also bring more than 70 support staff jobs with it. The aggressive plan is needed to best serve customers in strategic business growth areas around the state. MarketWatch
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LS9 Announces Florida Plant Grand Opening and Receives $4.5 Million From Florida Opportunity Fund
LS9, Inc., a technology leader in the development of renewable and sustainable products, today announced an investment from the Florida Opportunity Fund's (FOF) Clean Energy Investment Program, and the Grand Opening plans for its facility in Okeechobee, Florida. Market Watch
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CSC loses NASA contract, eliminates 191 Houston jobs
CSC Applied Technology Division, a Fort Worth-based unit of Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), will lay off 191 employees in Houston. Houston Business Journal
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San Antonio-based firm expects to place more than 750 nurses
Barnes Employment Group, a medical staffing firm, has opened an office in Irving, the company announced today. Dallas Business Journal
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Austin-based Golfsmith to be acquired by Golf Town for $97M
Austin-based Golfsmith International Holdings Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Golf Town, a Canada-based golf retailer, for $6.10 per share, according to a news release on Golfsmith’s website. Austin Business Journal
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'Data center capitol of the south' lands Unum
Atlanta-based developer T5 has landed disability insurance company Unum as the first tenant in its new Alpharetta data center. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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In Florida, Registering Voters A Whole New Game
Six months before the presidential election, the Florida ground game is already under way. In political terms, the ground game is the process of mobilizing voters and getting them to the polls. And the first step is registering people to vote. But in Florida this year, there are tough new restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives. NPR
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Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide?
Evan, Elizabeth, Rachel, Abigail and John all have something in common. They were born this spring at Fletcher Allen hospital in Burlington, Vt. Around the same time, a group of babies named Paislee, Liberty, Rykan and Scottlynn were all born in and around North Platte, Neb. Styles of baby names, it seems, are nearly as different in various parts of the country as voting habits. NPR
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Okla. GOP Rep. Lankford Explains Why It Should Be Legal To Fire Someone For Being Gay: ‘It’s A Choice Issue’
Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) told ThinkProgress last week that he believes someone should be able to be fired for his or her sexual orientation. Think Progress
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 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

The America South is home to almost as many residents as the Northeast and the Midwest combined, but even that statistical record is about to be broken. According to a new Census Bureau study that came out in April, 51 percent of the nation's population jump occurred in the South from 2010 to 2013.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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